This HTC Trophy is pretty, but it's not real

We know the HTC Trophy is on HTC's 2010 roadmap, and up until now all we've had to spark our interests is a small, fuzzy, low-res image. We are now seeing a high-res image of the Trophy surfacing that looks really good. But unfortunately it's merely a fan render (though it's a very good one) from XDA Developers Forum member Elcondor. [via Slashgear]

The Trophy is reported to be a front-facing QWERTY keyboard, 3-inch capacitive touchscreen with 512MB ROM, 256MB RAM and running Windows Mobile 6.5.

If Elcondor is anywhere close with this image, the HTC Trophy will certainly turn heads. While all the details are sketchy on the Trophy, we are hoping things come more into focus at Mobile World Congress in a couple weeks.

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  • Man, what I wouldn't have given to have this to replace my Treo 700w back in the day!
  • It's actually a decent looking phone. I must ask though... why would HTC even bother releasing it with WM6?? Maybe if they released it today, it'd be ok, but this is a fan render, with absolutely no evidence of it being released anytime soon. HTC should use this phone design for a WM7 release phone, because I'm sure candybar QWERTYs will be extremely limited on WM7.
  • Wow, I glanced at the title and thought the actual Trophy wasn't real. Like it was part of that HTC fake leaks crap. Scared me there for a second :)
  • I also thought the Trophy wasn't real. Glad it's still on the roadmap. I want this phone about a year ago to replace my Treo Pro. I'm thinking about getting an Intrepid in the interim to pass the time.
  • I don't think this is an official pic, but rather a photoshop render from XDA-Dev's. I saw it in the HTC 2010 Roadmap, but I'm sure it's really close to what's it's gonna look like.
  • This is what I was hoping HTC's sequel to the Dash (S621)was going to be. Even before Palm came out with the Pixie. They definitely missed being first-to-market for the dual design (touch + QWERTY), but hopefully they can "make-up" for it.
  • Hard to say until you hold it in your hand, but really, it's nice and all but I'm ready for some WM7 phones.